Maine Coon Cat Colors

Black Maine Coon family
Black Maine Coon family. Photo: copyright Helmi Flick.
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Gloria Stephens in her book Legacy of the Cat says that the Maine Coon colours are:

  • Traditional color: Black, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn, red, cream and white.
  • Sepia and mink color: seal, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn, red and cream.
  • Pointed color: seal, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn, red and cream.
  • Pattern: solid colour, tortoiseshell, agouti tabby, mackerel tabby, spotted tabby, classic tabby, silver, tipped colour and parti-colour.

The Maine Coon is recognised in all colours and divisions of the traditional category. Early Maine Coons were brown tabbies. Patterns and colours were added as the breed developed.

Maine Coon Durango
Maine Coon Durango

CFA breed standard

It is pointless me listing all the Maine Coon colours as the list is enormous. And you can see it by clicking on the link below which takes you to the CFA breed standard. The breed standard is comprehensive.

Maine Coon Breed Standard CFA

The Maine Coon eye colours are: copper, gold, yellow, hazel, green, aqua, blue and odd-eye color.

Maine Coon Gwydion
Maine Coon Gwydion

Some Maine Coon examples

Yes, this slide show works even if the opening screen is completely black!

Maine Coon Chel
Maine Coon Chel


Maine Coon gif
Maine Coon gif


Here is a red beauty. I’d call her a red-and-white tabby but I am probably incorrect 🙂 !

Stunning flame coloured Maine Coon
Stunning flame coloured Maine Coon. Photo: Катерина Силантьева.


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